German minister says development in US election is “huge shock”

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said: "I think Trump knows that this was not a vote for him but rather against Washington, against the establishment."

Updated: November 9, 2016 7:41 pm
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German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on German television on Wednesday that Republican Donald Trump’s move towards an unexpected victory in the US presidential election was a “huge shock”.

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She told broadcaster ARD: “I think Trump knows that this was not a vote for him but rather against Washington, against the establishment.”